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Best time to visit Jerusalem, Israel

Our verdict

The best time to visit Jerusalem is April-May

Want to know when to travel to Jerusalem? Based on criteria such as the weather, cost of flights and hotels, and peak travel periods, April-May is the best time to go to Jerusalem. Don’t just take our word for it though… We’ve put together loads of information below to help you decide, such as a monthly breakdown of the weather, what to pack, when to fly, and much more.

In summer, the temperature in Jerusalem can rise as high as 37℃ (98℉). The weather in the winter, especially around January, can reach a minimum of 5℃ (42℉).

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Jerusalem are usually in July, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. The wet season in Jerusalem falls around March, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in July instead.

If you want to learn everything you need to know about the best times to travel to Jerusalem, the weather and stats by month and so much more, make sure you keep reading. Once you’re ready, we’ve included a bunch of our favourite online booking tools to help you find the best deals on flights, accommodation and anything else you’ll need for your trip. Happy reading!

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

July

Jerusalem seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Jerusalem as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Jerusalem is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Jerusalem

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Jerusalem for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Jerusalem climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Jerusalem for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Jerusalem in January

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 62%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 13mm (1") over 7 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Jerusalem in January, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Jerusalem in February

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 59%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 13mm (1") over 7 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Jerusalem in February, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Jerusalem in March

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 57%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 20mm (1") over 6 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Jerusalem in March, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Jerusalem in April

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average humidity: 51%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 3mm (0") over 4 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Jerusalem in April, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Jerusalem in May

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 46%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 4mm (0") over 2 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Jerusalem in May, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Jerusalem in June

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 50%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 1 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Jerusalem in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Jerusalem in July

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (92℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 55%
  • Average sunny days: 31 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 1 days
31 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Jerusalem in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Jerusalem in August

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 34℃ (93℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 57%
  • Average sunny days: 31 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 0 days
31 days
of pure sunshine
0 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Jerusalem in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Jerusalem in September

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 58%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 1 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Jerusalem in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.

Jerusalem in October

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 53%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 8mm (0") over 4 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Jerusalem in October, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Jerusalem in November

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 51%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 13mm (0") over 5 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Jerusalem in November, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Jerusalem in December

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 57%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 19mm (1") over 7 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Jerusalem in December, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Jerusalem is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 34℃ (93℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Jerusalem is generally around July. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in July first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Jerusalem is generally around March, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of March too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Jerusalem, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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